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San Jiao 18 (SJ 18)

Pinyin Name & English Translation
Qimai, Spasm Vessel

Location
In the center of the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle and lower third of the curve formed by Yifeng (SJ 17) and Jianosun (SJ 20) posterior to the helix.

Indications
Headache, tinnitus, deafnes, infantile convulsion.

Traditional Action
Clears heat and resolves tetany, quickens the connecting vessels and relieves pain, opens the portals.

Contraindications


References:

Maciocia, Giovanni.  The Foundations of Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone, 1989

OíConnor, John and Bensky, Dan, trans. Acupuncture, A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland Press, 1981

Xinnong, Cheng, et al. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion.  Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, 1987.